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Asian-Inspired Broccoli Salad Recipe

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Prep

20 minutes

Yield

3 - 4 servings

This easy, delicious Asian-inspired broccoli salad recipe is great for a healthy lunch, picnic, or BBQ.

I love a good, fresh salad in the summer months. When it’s hot outside, the last thing you really feel like doing is being in a hot kitchen. But the one thing I don’t like is a boring salad. Many people turn up their noses to salads because they always think they’re so unsatisfying, but this Asian-inspired broccoli salad recipe is so delicious you’ll want to bring it to every picnic and pot luck you go to this summer.

Hands holding a broccoli salad

Why you’ll love this broccoli salad recipe:

  • Quick: Spend more time outside and less time in the kitchen. This broccoli salad recipe only takes 20-minutes to make
  • Flavorful: The Asian-inspired dressing for this salad brings so much flavor to the fresh veggies
  • Versatile: Use the dressing on any salad, and make this for any occasion

Ingredients:

Broccoli: A nutrient-rich veggie that is so good for you. It can help reduce inflammation, improve blood sugar, boost your immunity, and promotes a healthy heart. Eat it raw, throw it in a smoothie, eat it in salads, cook it up, it’s so easy to add it to your diet!

Miso: A traditional Japanese seasoning made by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji and sometimes rice, barley, seaweed, or other ingredients. It is also super good for you and full of vitamins and nutrients.

Eating a broccoli salad

How to make this broccoli salad recipe:

  1. Wash and cut the broccoli into small pieces.
  2. Steam or blanch the broccoli until al dente. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, add the grated carrot, apple, spinach, sunflower seeds, and cooled broccoli.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, fresh orange juice, lemon juice, tamari, maple syrup, miso, salt, and pepper, and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  5. Dress, mix, and enjoy this healthy and bright summer salad!

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Get Creative: Personalize this salad to your desire! Add extra veggies, and adjust the flavor in the dressing, it’s so versatile!

Versatile: This salad is AMAZING as a side to any summer meal, so fresh and FULL of nutrients!

What is tamari? A Japanese sauce made from fermented soybeans. It’s thicker than soy sauce and great as a dip or sauce. It’s also vegan and gluten-free.

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Asian-Inspired BroccolI Salad Recipe

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This easy, delicious Asian-inspired broccoli salad recipe is great for a healthy lunch, picnic, or BBQ.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Vegan Lunch
Cuisine Asian-Inspired, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 3 - 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 1 granny smith apple diced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds

For the dressing:

  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. miso paste of choice
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Wash and cut the broccoli into small pieces.
  • Steam or blanch the broccoli until al dente. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, add the grated carrot, apple, spinach, sunflower seeds, and cooled broccoli.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, fresh orange juice, lemon juice, tamari, maple syrup, miso, salt, and pepper, and adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Dress, mix, and enjoy this healthy and bright summer salad!!

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Notes

Personalize this salad to your desire! Add extra veggies, and adjust the flavour in the dressing, it’s so versatile!
This salad is AMAZING as a side to any summer meal, so fresh and FULL of nutrients!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.2g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 26.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.5g | Sodium: 875.8mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 8.6g
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